The Roots Music Report's
Top R&B Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

1
Nick of Time
by: The James Hunter Six

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Label: Daptone
Sub Genre: Soul
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We Get by
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
Sub Genre: Soul
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KIWANUKA
by: Michael Kiwanuka

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Label: Interscope
Sub Genre: Soul
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Hot Pink
by: Doja Cat

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Label: Kemosabe
Sub Genre: Soul
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Memories of
by: Kaz Hawkins

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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Bigger Love
by: John Legend

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Label: Columbia
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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After Hours
by: The Weeknd

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Label: UMG
Sub Genre: Soul
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Lianne La Havas
by: Lianne La Havas

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Soul
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Work to Do
by: Marc Cohn

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Soul
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Blackbirds
by: Bettye LaVette

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Soul
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Worthy
by: India.Arie

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Soul
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Masterpeace
by: JamesDavis

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Label: Motown
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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13
Play Nice
by: Cass Clayton

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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Homecoming: the Live Album
by: Beyoncé

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Label: Parkwood
Sub Genre: Soul
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Over It
by: Summer Walker

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Label: Interscope
Sub Genre: Soul
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S.O.L.A.R.
by: Inayah

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Label: Inayahlator
Sub Genre: Soul
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The Wild Card
by: Ledisi

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Label: Listen Back
Sub Genre: Soul
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Soul Food: Cooking with Maceo
by: Maceo Parker

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Label: Mascot
Sub Genre: Soul
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Gold-Diggers Sound
by: Leon Bridges

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Label: Columbia
Sub Genre: Soul
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Kairos
by: Nicole Bus

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Label: Roc Nation
Sub Genre: R&B
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REAL LIFE
by: Emeli Sandé

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Label: Virgin
Sub Genre: Soul
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Chilombo
by: Jhené Aiko

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Label: Def Jam
Sub Genre: Soul
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U Kin B the Sun
by: Frazey Ford

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Label: Arts & Crafts
Sub Genre: R&B
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CASE STUDY 01
by: Daniel Caesar

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Label: Golden Child
Sub Genre: Soul
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All Love Everything
by: Aloe Blacc

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Soul
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Rouge
by: Yuna

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: R&B
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A Muse in Her Feelings
by: dvsn

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Label: OVO Sound
Sub Genre: Soul
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Full Circle
by: Angie Stone

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Label: Cleopatra
Sub Genre: Soul
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Avalanche
by: Julian Taylor Band

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Label: Gypsy Soul
Sub Genre: Soul
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Dotted Line
by: Alex Lucero & Live Again

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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Dinah Jane 1
by: Dinah Jane

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Label: Hitco
Sub Genre: Soul
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Poetry in Motion
by: The Soul Rebels

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Soul
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Athena
by: Sudan Archives

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Label: Stones Throw
Sub Genre: R&B
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The Album
by: Teyana Taylor

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Label: Def Jam
Sub Genre: Soul
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B7
by: Brandy

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Label: eOne
Sub Genre: Soul
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Back Home
by: Trey Songz

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: Soul
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Steel Hearts
by: Season Ammons

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Label: Cobalt Blue
Sub Genre: R&B
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Jimmy Lee
by: Raphael Saadiq

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Label: Columbia
Sub Genre: Soul
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Back of My Mind
by: H.E.R.

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)
by: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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Label: Daptone
Sub Genre: Soul
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Love & Conflict
by: Martha Wash

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Label: Purple Rose
Sub Genre: Funk
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42
Love Always Wins
by: Kem

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Label: Motown
Sub Genre: Soul
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The Devonns
by: The Devonns

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Label: Record Kicks
Sub Genre: Motown
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- Ugh, Those Feels Again
by: Snoh Aalegra

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Label: Epic
Sub Genre: R&B
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Missunderstood: the Diaries
by: Queen Naija

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Label: Capitol
Sub Genre: Soul
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Step Up
by: Tower of Power

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Label: Artistry Music
Sub Genre: R&B
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Rise Above
by: Tomar and the Fcs

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Label: Splice
Sub Genre: Soul
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What's Going on
by: Devon Gilfillian

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Label: Capitol
Sub Genre: R&B
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Say the Word
by: The Allergies

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Label: Jalapeno
Sub Genre: Soul
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It is What It is
by: Thundercat

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Label: Brainfeeder
Sub Genre: Soul
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Introspection
by: Angela Munoz

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Label: Linear Labs
Sub Genre: R&B
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It's Only Us
by: Monophonics

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Label: Colemine
Sub Genre: Soul
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Collapsed in Sunbeams
by: Arlo Parks

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Label: Transgressive
Sub Genre: R&B
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Fever
by: Thomas Dybdahl

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Label: V2
Sub Genre: Soul
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Live at Sun Studio
by: The Movers & Shakers

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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Starts Again
by: Tawiah

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Label: First Word
Sub Genre: Soul
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How the Mighty Fall
by: Izo Fitzroy

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Label: Jalapeno
Sub Genre: Soul
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Stay Good
by: Brooklyn Funk Essentials

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Label: Dorado
Sub Genre: Soul
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59
Land of the Living
by: Eleanor Underhill

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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Crossover
by: Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

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Label: Hopestreet
Sub Genre: Soul
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Afroclectic
by: Plunky & Oneness

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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Sis.
by: KIRBY

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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American Griots
by: Louis York

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Label: Weirdo Workshop
Sub Genre: Soul
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Death or Devotion
by: The Motet

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Label: The Motet
Sub Genre: Funk
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The Hang
by: Redtenbacher's Funkestra

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Label: RSB
Sub Genre: Funk
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PAUL
by: PJ Morton

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Label: Morton
Sub Genre: R&B
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The Lion King: the Gift
by: Beyoncé

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Label: Sony
Sub Genre: R&B
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Samsara
by: Los Coast

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Label: New West
Sub Genre: Soul
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3.15.20
by: Childish Gambino

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Soul
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Wide Nose Full Lips
by: SuCh

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Label: Arc Sai
Sub Genre: Soul
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RedRoom
by: J. Howell

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Label: JT Productions
Sub Genre: R&B
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Indigo
by: Chris Brown

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Label: RCA
Sub Genre: Soul
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Exodus
by: Brian McKnight

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Label: The SoNo Recording Group
Sub Genre: R&B
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Hear from Here
by: Eric Roberson

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Label: Blue Erro Soul
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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Live in London
by: Mavis Staples

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Label: Anti
Sub Genre: Soul
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KIKI
by: Kiana Ledé

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Label: Republic
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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Genesis
by: The Shindellas

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Label: Weirdo Workshop
Sub Genre: R&B
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Surfacing
by: R.Lum.R

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Label: Island
Sub Genre: R&B
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Timeless
by: Day Kornegay

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Label: 45 Riots
Sub Genre: R&B
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Heroes & Gods
by: Rahsaan Patterson

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Label: Shanachie
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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81
The Fun Ones
by: RJD2

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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82
Love and Compromise
by: Mahalia

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Label: Warner
Sub Genre: R&B
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Forever Yours
by: J. Brown

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Label: MoCha Music
Sub Genre: R&B
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CeeLo Green is Thomas Callaway
by: Cee Lo Green

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Disco
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Romantique, Pt. 2
by: Will Downing

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Label: Sophisticated Soul
Sub Genre: Disco
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Smoke & Mirrors
by: Bassel & the Supernaturals

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Label: Bassel Music
Sub Genre: Soul
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Chasing Summer
by: SiR

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Label: Top Dawg
Sub Genre: R&B
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Tubman.
by: Avery R. Young

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Label: FPE
Sub Genre: R&B
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We're New Again: a Reimagining by Makaya McCraven
by: Gil Scott-Heron & Makaya McCraven

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Label: XL Recordings
Sub Genre: Soul
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GREY Area
by: Little Simz

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Label: Age 101
Sub Genre: R&B
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That Rock 'n' Roll Rhythm!
by: Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo

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Label: Swelltune
Sub Genre: R&B
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Ventura
by: Anderson .Paak

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Label: Aftermath
Sub Genre: R&B
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Audacity Complete
by: Kevin Ross

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Label: Art Society Music Group
Sub Genre: R&B
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Pieces of Mind
by: Write Minded

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: R&B
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Romantique, Pt. 1
by: Will Downing

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Label: Sophisticated Soul
Sub Genre: R&B
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Are You Ready
by: Leela James

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Label: Entertainment One
Sub Genre: Soul
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Let Love
by: Common

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Label: Loma Vista
Sub Genre: Soul
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Listen
by: Kyshona Armstrong

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Label: Tone Tree
Sub Genre: Soul
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This Joy
by: Resistance Revival Chorus

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Label: Righteous Babe
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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ICONOLOGY - EP
by: Missy Elliott

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Label: Atlantic
Sub Genre: R&B
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101
Shelby Lynne
by: Shelby Lynne

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Label: Everso
Sub Genre: Soul
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Manifestation
by: Maurice White

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Label: Soulmusic
Sub Genre: R&B
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Sides (Acoustic)
by: Emily King

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Label: ATO
Sub Genre: Soul
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Lovin' on You
by: Jeffrey Dennis

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Label: eOne Music
Sub Genre: R&B
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Love, Sex, & Religion
by: Johnta Austin

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Label: Austin Ent.
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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106
Masterpeace
by: Montell Jordan

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Label: Masterpeace
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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107
Family Affair
by: Tamika Scott

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Label: Brolic Ent.
Sub Genre: Neo-Soul
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108
Can I Tell You Something?
by: Mo Moshiri

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Label: URBNET
Sub Genre: R&B
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109
Atmosphere
by: New Orleans Nightcrawlers

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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110
In Black & White
by: Fifty Dollar Friend

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Soul
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111
Where Do We Go from Here
by: Dumpstaphunk

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Label: Mascot
Sub Genre: Funk
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Junco Partner: Very Best of James Wayne 1950-1955
by: James Wayne

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Label: Jasmine
Sub Genre: R&B
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